Call Detail
2022 INTERSTATE: Where I-90 Meets I-82
Entry Deadline: 1/31/22
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee): $35.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Audio | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 4
Video | Minimum:Min. 0, Maximum:Max. 4
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 5
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Washington

2022 INTERSTATE
A national juried exhibit where I-90 meets I-82
Exhibit Dates: March 31—April 23, 2022 

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, located in Ellensburg, Washington, will host the biennial INTERSTATE juried exhibit. Proceeds from this national exhibition will support student scholarships in the CWU Department of Art + Design.

The exhibition is open to submissions in all media and subject matter; the artwork does not need to follow a particular theme. The subtitle, “where I-90 meets I-82” locates the exhibition in Ellensburg, Washington, and suggests the flow and exchange of artwork across geographic distances and boundaries.

The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery, founded in 1969, is dedicated to contemporary art exhibits and related outreach programs that enhance, engage, and challenge the viewer’s knowledge and understanding of art. The Gallery also presents artists and viewers alike with opportunities to explore culturally diverse ideas in an academic environment.

Juror Information:  Faith Brower, Tacoma Art Museum
Faith Brower is the Haub Curator of Western American Art at Tacoma Art Museum in Washington State. She recently opened On Native Land: Landscapes from the Haub Family Collection to exhibit landscape paintings with land acknowledgments that recognize more than 75 Native American communities whose homelands are pictured in the artworks. Brower’s imminent project (Re)Frame: Haub Family Collection of Western American Art was awarded a prestigious grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art in 2021 to initiate the research and planning for an important study of the art of the American West. She co-curated the nationally touring Warhol and the West exhibition and led the development of the award-winning catalogue published by University of California Press in 2019.

Awards:
The juror will select all of the awards:

  • First Place: $700
  • Second Place: $500
  • Third Place: $300
  • Sarah Spurgeon Gallery Honorable Mentions (3)

Entry Procedure and Fees:
Entries must be submitted on or before January 31, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time

Application Requirements:

  • $35 for up to three submissions.
  • A maximum of five images can be submitted, or a combination of images and video/audio files for a maximum of five media.
  • Upload requirements for files must follow all CaFÉ parameters.
  • A brief artist bio is also required.
  • All fees are non-refundable and payable by credit card or PayPal.

Eligibility:

  • Open to artists over the age of 18 working in all 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video formats.
  • Only original works, where the artist is the sole copyright holder, will be accepted.
  • Substitutions of specific works selected during the jurying process will not be allowed.

Specifics:
All work must be ready to display with clear installation instructions:

  • Framed 2-dimensional pieces must include a wire that supports the weight of the work.
  • Unframed works on paper may be hung using clips or magnets provided by the artist.
  • 3-dimensional work that is intended to be hung on the wall must include a secure hanging device.

Size Restrictions:
Works cannot exceed 4 ft. in any direction or weigh more than 70 lbs.

Notification:
Results of the jurying will be sent by email on or before February 18, 2022.

Accepted Work:
All shipped work must arrive by March 11, 2022.

  • Accepted artists will receive a loan agreement contract form and instructions for shipping or hand delivery.
  • Shipping costs and insurance are the responsibility of the artist. The Gallery requests that artists use UPS or FedEx for shipping.
  • Shipping materials must be reusable and a pre-paid return-shipping label is mandatory.
  • All accepted work must remain at the gallery for the duration of the exhibit.

Liability:
Insurance coverage will be provided while works are on the premises of the Sarah Spurgeon Gallery. The Gallery cannot assume responsibility for any loss or damage to works in transit. The Gallery reserves the right to reproduce accepted artwork for publicity and educational purposes connected with the exhibition.

Sales:
The CWU Sarah Spurgeon Gallery does not charge commission or process sales. Any inquiries about sales will be respectfully referred to the artist or the artist's representative.

Summary of Important Dates:

Entry Deadline                                    January 31

Notification of Acceptance                  February 18

Deadline for Receipt of Work             March 11

Exhibition Opens                                March 31

Reception and Juror Presentation     To Be Announced

Exhibition Closes                                April 23

Return of Work                                   April 24—28

Contact Information:
Heather Horn Johnson
Gallery Manager
Department of Art + Design
Central Washington University
400 East University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7564

Email: heather.johnson@cwu.edu

Please contact Café directly with any technical questions regarding your submission.

Application Requirements:

  • $35 for up to three submissions.
  • A maximum of five images can be submitted, or a combination of images and video/audio files for a maximum of five media.
  • Upload requirements for files must follow all CaFÉ parameters.
  • A brief artist bio is also required.
  • All fees are non-refundable and payable by credit card or PayPal.

Eligibility:

  • Open to artists over the age of 18 working in all 2-dimensional, 3-dimensional, and video formats.
  • Only original works, where the artist is the sole copyright holder, will be accepted.
  • Substitutions of specific works selected during the jurying process will not be allowed.